Age of the Mashup

Episode 108 · November 4th, 2019 · 43 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

In this Episode:

  • Five months after returning rental car, man still has remote control
  • A health care algorithm offered less care to black patients
  • Photo battle between an iPhone 11 Pro and a $7,500 DSLR might surprise you
  • Ford unveils release date for Mustang-inspired electric SUV
  • Twitter admits that it showed more ads to less popular users
  • Facebook and Congress
  • Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: “It’s almost like you think this is a joke”
  • A false ad claiming Republicans back the Green New Deal tests Facebook's policy on lies
  • This man is running for governor of California so he can run false Facebook ads
  • Facebook launches a test run of its news service
  • Man sues AT&T after fraudulent SIM swap led to $1.8M cryptocurrency theft
  • Starbucks Will Accept Bitcoin in 2020, Thanks to Wall Street’s Bakkt
  • Exclusive: Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit
  • Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware update
  • America’s nuclear forces finally drop ancient 8-inch floppy disk system
  • Discovery and Amazon Serve Up New Cooking App

Weird and Wacky:

  • Rats taught to drive tiny cars to lower their stress levels
  • Using your smartphone too much can make you go ‘temporarily blind’

Tech Recs:

  • Adam - Google Calendar integration in Slack
  • Sanjay - Firefox 70
  • Shannon - Nike Run Club

Ad music is from "Partly Cloudy" by A Tape Full of Mistakes
Weird & Wacky theme music is from "Brainwavves" by Strong Suit

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